Amanda Surowka

Lecturer

Faculty:
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
School:
Cambridge School of Creative Industries
Location:
Cambridge
Areas of Expertise:
Computer games art
Courses taught:

Amanda is a Lecturer in Computer Games Art with an industry background in indie games as a 3D generalist focused on characters. Her teaching specialities are Digital Sculpting and Modelling pipelines, alongside supervision for Major Projects.

Email: [email protected]

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Background

Amanda has previously worked as a remote 3D generalist for an indie studio based in New Zealand, and has joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2023 as a Lecturer in Games Art.

Her software specialties include zBrush, Maya, Substance Painter, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, and Unreal Engine. Other skill-based specialties include modelling, sculpting, texturing, materials and game engines, as well as game design theory and project management.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German

Research interests

  • Game communities and matchmaking
  • Player psychology and neurodiversity
  • Game monetisation
  • Games in Education

Teaching

Amanda currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Digital Sculpting for Games
  • Major Project for Games
  • Digital Arts: Experimental Practice
  • Major Project Computer Games

Qualifications

  • MA in Games Art, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
  • BA Hons in Games Design, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
  • HND in Computer Games Animation, ESAT Valencia (Spain)